US virus patients and businesses sue China over outbreak

So far, at least nine lawsuits have been filed in the U.S. against China claiming authorities there did not do enough to corral the virus initially, tried to hide what was happening in the outbreak center of Wuhan and sought to conceal their actions and what they knew. Eight of the lawsuits are potential class … More US virus patients and businesses sue China over outbreak

Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

Several Native American tribes sued the federal government Friday, seeking to keep any of the $8 billion in federal coronavirus relief for tribes kept out of the hands of for–profit Alaska Native corporations. The U.S. Treasury Department is tasked with doling out the money by April 26 to help tribes nationwide stay afloat, respond to … More Tribes sue over distribution of coronavirus relief funding

Private Immigration Prison Must Face Forced Labor Class Action

I am pleased to be appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California as class co-counsel for a first of its kind nationwide forced labor class action case. The Court found that we “will fairly and adequately protect the interests of the class” and “are well qualified, have significant experience in … More Private Immigration Prison Must Face Forced Labor Class Action

DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency – Rolling Stone

The DOJ has requested Congress allow any chief judge of a district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation,” according to draft language obtained by Politico. This would be applicable to “any statutes or rules of … More DOJ Wants to Suspend Constitutional Rights for Coronavirus Emergency – Rolling Stone

Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide | TheHill

A documentary details Thomas’s rise to the high court, where he embraces the concept of “natural law” in the Declaration of Independence. Thomas saw Boston’s “social experiment” busing program taking black kids to schools in white neighborhoods that were “as bad or worse” than local ones. He found the racial preferences that got him into … More Clarence Thomas breaks his silence in theaters nationwide | TheHill

Top hotels sued for ‘industry-wide failures’ to prevent U.S. sex trafficking – Reuters

Twelve hotel chains were named and accused of knowing and ignoring warning signs that women and children were sold as sex slaves on their premises, according to the filing, a consolidation of 13 existing cases, in U.S. federal court in Columbus, Ohio. The filing marked the first time the hotel industry – which has long … More Top hotels sued for ‘industry-wide failures’ to prevent U.S. sex trafficking – Reuters

How mica mined by kids in Madagascar ends up in products used by millions of Americans.

The boy is 10 years old, but he doesn’t go to school. He works for much of the day — and sometimes through the night — crawling through pitch-black tunnels inside the makeshift mine, his fingers picking through the earth, collecting and sorting shards of mica. The minerals he picks up will soon make their … More How mica mined by kids in Madagascar ends up in products used by millions of Americans.

Federal judges must stop attending Federalist Society events.

Judges are supposed to be apolitical. The rule of law requires that decisions be based on the laws and Constitution of the United States, and not a judge’s personal views or political preference. Judges are bound by a formal Code of Conduct. Among the restrictions imposed is a prohibition of engaging in political activity. But … More Federal judges must stop attending Federalist Society events.

69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year

The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year — up 42 percent in fiscal year 2019 from 2018 — spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years. The Trump administration’s series of strict immigration policies has increased the time children spend in detention, despite … More 69,550 migrant children held in U.S. government custody over the past year